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Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well...

Oh yea! This is not sci-fi but it is so well written and screams to be read aloud. It is beautifully suspenseful but never scary. This might just surprise you.

Precious and the monkeys by...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By mamaprovides
Sorry for the novel... 1. My son is/was...

Sorry for the novel...


1. My son is/was like this. It has changed (slowly) and he enjoys fiction but still has a strong preference for non fiction. My librarian said it was typical of boys. With...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mamaprovides
We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight...

We are alike we are all different by Laura Dwight

A special critter by mercer Mayer

The family book, the peace book, it's okay to different by Todd parr

Sneetches, the butter battle book,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't...

I live in Vermont. But try as I can I just can't get a group out.
I schedule field trips & set up parties but no solid friends just warm bodies. ^_^
I set up activities but people don't turn out....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
Would these be clubs online? I can't find any...

Would these be clubs online?
I can't find any in my area nor interest when I tried starting one.

Odd thing happened just recently, in learning cursive he has become a better student. Yesterday...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
What did the subatomic particle say to the duck? ...

What did the subatomic particle say to the duck?
Quark.

As far as sub atomic goes...your best bet is to start with Ted Ed. There is a chemistry playlist and hunt around for the quantum physics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks Ruthla, I am also coming to the...

Thanks Ruthla,

I am also coming to the conclusion that this is normal 6 yr old behavior and am trying to change according (bob and weave).

Funny thing...he is no dairy, no eggs, no nuts (except...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't think you're totally off base....

I don't think you're totally off base. But...although he can move around he is equally happy hidden in a closet with a book (he often refuses to tell me what he read...like catwings...why can't I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an...

Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an atomic unit in under 3 hrs for a 6 yr old...

I found these worksheets helpful...(I found it on another website that talks about this)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
Thank you! 1. The state of Vermont does not...

Thank you!

1. The state of Vermont does not look kindly on a portfolio with no writing, drawing, coloring, painting. Last year Karen told me typing doesn't count as a writing sample because it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By mamaprovides
Help! 6 yr old sloth...ranty...send cuddles

Sigh.
Where to begin?
I do not believe I can send my son to public school.
1. I went to public school for 6 months...it was awful...I don't understand how anyone is happy (not sayin' they can't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,408
Posted By mamaprovides
I think it depends on the kids, the length of...

I think it depends on the kids, the length of time, NYC vs rural USA, is there a plan in place with a neighbor keeping an eye out. I also think it is a lot of pressure on an 8 yr old. That said, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,178
Posted By mamaprovides
I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as...

I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as a loud mouth that constantly says the wrong thing:

Indian.
American Indian.
Native American.
Native American Indian.
Native people.

I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By mamaprovides
Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you...

Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you or your son...

1. I would be worried if you went into a bookstore and he didn't find a book interesting...
2. I don't know very many unschoolers...
Forum: In Search Of (ISO)   03-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By mamaprovides
Looking for Georgie rain boots Not pink Mens...

Looking for Georgie rain boots
Not pink
Mens size 3, 5, 6

How much do you want for it.

Thank you!
Forum: Montessori   03-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By mamaprovides
^_^ They sell dried, flake snake poo. Should...

^_^
They sell dried, flake snake poo.
Should one be desperate enough. I have heard stories of sprinkling it around...I don't know if it would help.
^_^
Forum: Montessori   03-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By mamaprovides
I go through this yearly in the fall when they...

I go through this yearly in the fall when they take shelter in my basement. We actually refer to it as 'the condos'. Although, I let a gross yet sweet snake stay in the condos and I have fewer mice....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By mamaprovides
Oooo...do they make them that small? ...

Oooo...do they make them that small?

Thanks...I'm looking tomorrow!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By mamaprovides
My son has wide Sasquatch feet! He is wearing a...

My son has wide Sasquatch feet! He is wearing a size 1 and in the last 2 years has gone from extra wide to wide. Think not hairy hobbit feet!
Obnoxiously his foot isn't just wide...it's square! His...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By mamaprovides
Oops. ...

Oops.

http://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study

If that doesn't work...try googling: world book curriculum
Typical course of study should come up from worldbook.com
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By mamaprovides
You're right. I also do my paperwork this way...

You're right. I also do my paperwork this way for the same reason. I apologize, I did assume you used grades when speaking freely. I should not have done so. like I said...it's just a psychological...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By mamaprovides
OH YEA!!! Critical thinking!

OH YEA!!!
Critical thinking!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By mamaprovides
So...I'm probably not going to say what you want...

So...I'm probably not going to say what you want to hear...but...
I have an advanced/gifted learner. He is five going on 6. We have homeschooled for 3 years.
I think you should move away from...
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